Art-2-Part: more profitable with a smoother workflow
Complex parts, small batches, short lead times and tight margins continue to challenge the profitability of sheet metal workshops. While throughput can be increased using faster and more flexible machines equipped with automation features, an important cost contributor is often overlooked: checking your input drawings, preparing the job programs and communicating with your order administration desk. CAD drawings need to be imported, analyzed and unfolded. Material needs to be ordered. CAM programs need to be created and bundled or nested in a smart way. And all of this within a short period of time!
An integrated database-driven solution to orchestrate the flow of events
Welcome to LVD’s Art-2-Part smart process flow! It’s an integrated database-driven solution that orchestrates the flow of events for maximum efficiency, quality and speed. The LVD Smart Drawing Importer (CADMAN-SDI) imports and analyzes your customers’ 3D drawings. User-friendly CADMAN® software for laser cutting, bending and punching allows you to create the necessary programs and jobs for the workshop, with optimized nesting and co-ordination (CADMAN-JOB). Operators can launch and validate jobs using specially configured Touch-i4 tablets. All processed integrated with the order registration, ERP and MES systems to keep everyone aligned in real time.